Saturday, May 24, 2008

Pray For Billie... Please

I am sorry I have not been visiting. Billie is very sick. She has bouts of very loose stool and vomiting. She will seem to feel better and then it will happen again. My husband thinks it's just a bug and it will pass. I am not so sure.
I have had to bathe her and that has been hard on her. I am being very gentle and wearing thick garden gloves so she does not scratch me.
My husband wanted to bathe her, but I said no. He is too rough and impatient. He is also very frustrated with the vet bills.

My family likes my cats, but that's just it. They are my cats and just pets to them. Cute when they are playful and healthy and inconvenient when they are sick. He even told me I would have less heartbreak if I didn't have cats.

I will be getting Billie to the vet as soon as I can. She is eating little amounts and drinking water. Right now she is hiding under the sofa and very angry with me for bathing her. I feel awful for upsetting her, but she smelled so bad and she is such a mess.

It will be one year since Tookie went to the Rainbow Bridge on June 4. Now, I'm afraid I will lose Billie. I feel very alone in my sadness. It gives me some comfort to know that there are some who understand.

I will try to update as much as I can. I'm just so very tired of sad things happening. I will try to visit when I have a chance. Please purr and pray for Billie. Hope that the vet can help her and that I'm doing my best to care for her.

I'm thinking no one is going to want to read my blog because I'm always sad. I'm sorry. Thank you for understanding. Please have a good weekend.


Mo said...

Oh honey, I'm sorry Billie's not feeling well.
I'll try to send some purries over to cheer you up.
Take care of yourself, and know you're not alone in your love for your furry-kids!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

what a beautiful girl! we're so sorry to hear she's not feeling well. we're sending lotsa purrrrrrs, love & {{{{{HUGS}}}}}. get well Billie!

Daisy said...

Oh no! I am so sorry that Billie is feeling sick. I am purring and purring and purring for her to feel better soon.

Do not worry, we will read your blog when you are happy, sad or in-between. Even though we wish you happiness every day.

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

Oh we are so sorry that Billie is not feeling well. Mommy completely understands that Billie is your baby! Please know that we are purring and praying for you both!



Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

Oh i here and i under stand my name is Lilly Lu my burther mu shue is at the vet now very sick wiff vomiting and deeria and being mad

Lilly Lu

Mu shue Pooh King Cat said...

we sotrry bilie is not felling we we under stand my brother mu shue he at the vet for the same probelm

Lilly lu

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I know how you feel, and it is ok to be sad about your sick Billie. I hope that it's just a bug and will soon pass.
We will be thinking of you!

-Alison (Icon BB, Katie, and Greta's mom)

Colby and Cheddar said...

Maybe Billie just ate something that wasn't good for her? Is she an indoor cat? Because an outdoor cat would eat some grass to make herself throw up (sorry to be graphic!) if that happened. Maybe you could try getting her some greenies from the pet store in the meantime, since you are waiting to visit the vet?

You did right to bathe her, too! Cats may not like baths, but they don't like being dirty, either! So she might seem mad now, but she will get over it soon. And it's really good she is drinking water! If she has eaten something bad, that will help to flush out her system. Sounds like you are taking good care of her.

This is a special hug weekend, and so we are sending out extra hugs to you and to Billie! We hope she gets well soon. You can always email our Mom if you want to vent or need another pet owner to talk to. She just lost a kitten two months ago to FIP, and she knows how very, very sad it is when a pet is sick and you are afraid you might lose them. This is an email address for her:
But Billie may feel all better soon if it is just a tummy problem from eating something that disagreed with her!

Here's a dozen roses and big hugs from us to you!
@@@@@@@@@@@@ {{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}

The Lee County Clowder said...

Hmmmm.. Well, WE think you would have less heartbreak if you traded HIM in on two or three more cats. Where else can you get love and cuddles whenever you want?

Sending healing purrrss to Billy & her Meowmie, and a big bag of poop to a clueless husband.

TT said...

I will purr and purr and purr for Billie. She is a furry floofy kitty, no wonders she is upset at the bath (we kittys usually do a goods job without beans help).


Please know, that no matter what others may say, your cats are your family too, which is something I totally understand. We hope that Billie will get well soon and send her some healing thoughts!

Mommy Bean

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Mo sent us, Billie is a beyootiful kitty. We unnerstand how you feel, she's yoor baby just as much as human children. We'll purr and purray fur her to get healthy. We gots lucky, our dad loves us and if we got sick he would do wifout to get us better. Now dat we founded you (thanks Mo) we'll be back! (((((hugs))))

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Oh dear ~ we are so sorry to hear that Billie is not feeling well. We are purring and praying very hard for her! Please keep us updated whenever you can, okay?

We agree with Daisy ~ we will read your blog no matter how you are feeling!

Please know that you can lean on us anytime!

Rocky, Angie, S'more & our Mommy,
Karen xoxoxoxo

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We stopped by from the Cat Blogosphere to wish Billie a rapid recovery. It is worrisome and scary to have a sick kitty, but we will be purring and praying for both.

The Furry Fighter said...

hello Billie's Mum!
i am praying for Billie and hope it is just an upset tummy that will clear up with anti-biotics.
please don't worry bout silly fings like people not reading your blog...i would have been deserted along time ago what wiv all my problems! :) the blogosphere is a wonderful place and you aren't alone. there are many people who understand how you feel right now...and are willing and happy to share the good times and the sad.
take care and give Billie a headbump from me! xxx

Maggy & Zoey said...

Hi... this is our first visit here, and it's nice to meet you... are you a Himalayan like we are? Or are you Persian? Whichever, you're quite beautiful... and you live in our (former) "mitten" state... how awesome. Please give lots of thought to possible shaving; we did it not long ago to our Zoey and it was a HORRIBLE event... feel free to write when you're happy, when you're sad... and all the in-between times too! We around the Cat Blogosphere will share all those feelings with you. Take care, be well soon little Billie... and come visit us sometime at Zoolatry. Bye now, from Maggy and Zoey.

Zoolatry said...

Hi... Maggy & Zoey here (again) from Zoolatry... we signed in with an old blogger name that's no longer good, so just visiting quickly again with the right link to us if you want to stop by sometime.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh my dearest Lorianna! I just felt something was not right with you yesterday! All day I was having you on my mind! Now I know why. Poor sweet little Billie. To not feel well is one thing but to have to go and get washed is very hard for her. When my Persian Miss Minka was sick like Billie, I would scoop her up and hold her tuss under the running warm water of the sink spout. This helped her not have to get fully into the water of a BATH. One person holding the kitty and another person washing her tuss would be even better. Then towel dry or just let her go and run away to sulk. Water drinking is a good sign. Cook her some hamburger mixed with white rice and stop the cat food for a bit until you can get her to the Vet. She may just have a tummy bug and some antibiotics will help clear that up.
I am so sorry and wish I were there to help you with this cleaning routine. I know your hubby means well...but men are blunt at times and that breaks our gentle hearts. Please know how much we all care. We will not leave you alone to go through this by yourself. Please keep us up dated and {{{SOFT GENTLE LOVING HUGS}}} from your Miss Peach & Karla

DaisyMae Maus said...

We're purrin' an' purrayin' for Billie to get better an' feel better, too. You have all of our best healthy karmic thoughts comin' your way!
Blessings an' hugs to your fambly!

DaisyMae Maus an' the Feline Americans

Parker said...

You have our purrs and our prayers for sweet Billie.
I hope that she feels better very soon!

Marilynn said...

We are so sorry Billie is sick and you are so sad. Our hearts are breaking for you all.

Please know that we are purring and praying for you both.



Marilynn, Grace & Company

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

We came back - we sure don't want to scare you, but do take her to the vet to get checked out. Another kitty we know had similar symptoms because he had swallowed a piece of rubber and he had to have an operation to remove it. We pray that it's just something like a "kitty flu" and that she'll be fine with medicine. Another alternative to the bath might be to use the kitty wipes (like baby wipes, but for kitties), though with all that fluff she might require water after all. Poor sweetie! Purrrrrrs to both of you!

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

oh poor Billie. we will send many many purrs and prayers her way to get all better, and your way for comfort. what a pretty pretty girl she is.

it is so hard when a furry friend is sick. my mommy understands what you mean about how others view her relationship with me. i'm more than just a pet and so is Billie. Billie knows you love her and that is a great comfort to her, believe me.

everyone goes thru sad patches. what is important is to remember that you are not alone, and even if it is friends on the blogosphere, you have shoulders to lean on.

update when you can, and we'll keep you in our thoughts.

JB's Big World said...

Oh my gosh, Lorianna! My mom and I thought maybe something was wrong when you were not blogging much. WE are so sorry to hear about Billie. Maybe Billie just ate something in the house? Maybe a bad plant?
I will send lots of purrayers to you and Billie. She must get better.
It is ok to be sad, and I like to read your blog. You are a good kitty mom and blogging friend. Please keep us all updated.

Samantha & Tigger said...

Purrs and purrayers for you and Billie! Mo told us about you! (((((((((((((((((((((hugs to you both)))))))))!
Your FL furiends,

Team Tabby said...

We are always interested in what is going on in your life, be it happy or sad. We are so sorry that lovely Billie is feeling so sick. We are going to send as many hugs, purrs and prayers as we can manage.

Keep us up to date on Billie,
Mindy & Moe

ML said...

Hi, So sorry to hear Billie is sick. You've got a lot of good advice from people. Such a pretty girl. Miss Peach had some good advice about bathing or hosing down just the rear area, I used to do that with my mini-mini poodle.
Here in the Cat Blogosphere, we're used to sharing everything, the good the bad and everything in between. We are definitely more than fair weather friends.
We'll put you and Billie on the Pet Purrs and Purrayers blog so everyone will know. And please keep us posted.
Get well, Billie.
Love, ML & The Sherwood Bunch

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh I know you must be in bed by now and I just wanted to give you some gentle sandpaper kisses before you go off to sleep. I will have a candle burning brightly for you BOTH tonight...and hope the night brings you some much needed rest.

The Cat Realm said...

PURRRS. Lots of purrrrrs!!!! We are so sorry that Billie is sick. It could just be a bug - Mrs. OZ had this happen once too - but only for three days then she was better. And it might have been some detoxification because it was when she came to us first and got all the healthy food and air and water.
We are also so sorry that your family does not understand. It is hard for our staff to actually comprehend that people might not see pets as equals, as loved companions who give us so much!
We think if Billie continues to vomit and pass lose stool you have to bring her to the vet because she will get dehydrated! We can always try and do a fund raiser if you need money!
But it sounds as if it really just maybe is a bad bug.... we will purr and purr and purr and purr.
Keep us updated - we will keep you in our thoughts!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I don't believe we've met before. What a gorgeous, beautiful kitty girl you are! I am sending you huge hugs and my strongest healing purrs.

My Mom is the same way as you about me, my brothers, and my sister. We are her furry kids, bright lights and blessings in her life, beloved members of her family. You are a wonderful Cat Mom, and Billie is lucky to have you.

I'm sending love and comfort and good thoughts that Billie feels better soon!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh look my beloved sister Marilyn has come to visit you Billie! We have been sisters for a very long time. She is a sweet and gentle kitty.
I just wanted you to know I am still thinking about you dear one...good night now, I am off to bed:)

Zoolatry said...

Good Morning Billie... we have made some of our special pictures for you. If you can email us, we will then send them back to you.
Happy Sunday from Maggy and Zoey, we hope you are feeling better today. Our email is

Rocky, Angie & S'more said...

Hi Little Billie,
We're just checking in to see how you're doing today. We hope you are feeling a little better.

Purrs and headbutts,
Rocky, Angie, & S'more xoxoxoxo

Cat-a-holic, Lilly and Laila said...

Sending healing purrs your way Billie. Please get better.

Laila and Lilly

JB's Big World said...

Is Billie feeling any better today?

Artsy Catsy said...

We heard about Billie on the Cat Blogosphere and came right over to wish her well. And all of us here are purring & purraying that beautiful Billie will soon be back to health.

And you are a special, wonderful mama to love Billie so much. Mo is right, you never have to feel along in your love for your kitties ... the whole Cat Blogosphere is there for you!

& all of us at Artsy Catsy

The Lee County Clowder said...

Just checking in, hoping for some good news, or at least some news.

Hang in there, Billie & Lorianna. We're all purrrring & purraying for you both.


The Meowers from Missouri said...

oh, dear loriana! we is furry sorry to hear that billie's under the weather. we will purr an' purrray for you both!! ((((((hugggggggss))))))

our mom all unnerstands about beloved kitties, an' sez she sends you (((loving hugs))). she gets sad furry easy, an' sometimes it's hard for her to help us read an' navigate the kitty blogosphere acause there's sad things posted there.

but you should allus post when you need some furriendly words an' cheer--the kitty blogosphere is the BEST place inna world for that!!

--your furriends in missouri (mom sometimes sez "mizzery"),
nels, ed, nitro, an' xing

Katie & Da Katz said...

i wish I could help wif moneyz... Mawmee says weze movin cuz da bankiez iz takin our house awayz.

Soh weze gonna purr fur Billie. Youz mite try indoor kitty food and seez if da fiber helps.

Pweze takes Billie to da Vet soon (just ignore your hubby... I have to when it cumz to "my cats.")

THE ZOO said...

we hope billie gets better soon. were sorry your not getting much family support while you worry. hopefully it is just a bug. youre not alone with the way you think of your cats. ours are like family to us too, better in fact then half the family.

Mickey said...

I hope Billie will be better. She is a very floofy and pretty cat!!
I will send her some HUGE PURRS!!!!

(((((((((((((( HUGS )))))))))))))))
Purrs Mickey

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Dear Billie...I hope you spent a restful night with mommy. I can not stop thinking about for one minute and pray you are doing better today. I know it is a stressful time for your sweet mommy but I hope we bring her some comfort in feeling close to us all here right now. We care so very much for you...and are eager to hear from you...
Love Miss Peachy

Junior said...

We are so sorry to hear that Billie is not feeling well. We will add her to our purrayers and we are also sending you some gentle headbutts. There are lots of beans out there who know just how you feel about us don't feel alone in that.

THE ZOO said...

we are so happy that Billie feelin better.

Kimmie said...

Dear Lorianna,
Miss Boo and I are so sorry that Billie was sick, but happy to hear she is feeling better. I wish I would have read this sooner, but I have been taking a break from blogging until just a few days ago since the passing of my Dad on May 5th.
Purrs & Hugs,
Kimmie & Miss Boo